Five Senses Sorting Printable

Use this free printable sorting activity to help children learn about the five senses! Due to popular request, this activity is now also available in black and white.

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FREE printable Five Senses sorting activity for toddlers and preschoolers.

This 5 Senses Sorting activity is sure to be a hit with your little ones. It helps to build critical thinking skills while the child figures out which sense is used for each item. 

The sorting mat includes a fun picture of a boy, with blank spaces pointing to his eyes, ears, nose, mouth and hand. Cut out the pictures on the second page and place them in the right spaces according to what sense is used.

I recommend laminating this activity so your child can do it over and over again. The activity can also be done as a cut & paste activity, especially the black and white version.

FREE printable Five Senses sorting activity for toddlers and preschoolers.

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Viviana is a blogging mom to a toddler, a preschooler, and a kindergartner, sharing ideas and resources for early education. She specializes in unique, hands-on printable activities that are educational, fun and inspire creativity in young minds.


  1. Please disregard my previous comment about not being able to print the activities. I have now properly downloaded the material and am able
    print the activity in it's entirety with finding the end being cut off.

  2. Thank you so much for these!

  3. wow...this thing is hard for a child...even i don't know the right answers...and i absolutely do not get the right way to sort these objects according to using only one you put the rose into nose...but you can also look at can touch them...and if you want you can taste there is a cactus there...i feel like for you the right answer is touching...but that is just should not teach your child to touch cactuses...and definitely you should not teach them to smell what is the answer for the trash can?...for me the only obvious one is rainbow...since it is just a optical illusion, you can only see it...but i'm even not sure about that one either...

    1. Hi, I'm sorry you didn't like this activity. It is difficult to think of objects that you would only use 1 sense for, since we use many senses simultaneously when we interact with our environment. The answers are not necessarily "right" or "wrong" answers, but if you are having a discussion about it with your child and talking about which sense would be the best fit, then I believe the activity has served its purpose.

    2. Totschooling, there is nothing wrong with your activity. Your reply to the above comment was classy and professional. Well done!

  4. Thank you for the free printable for My Five Senses. I work with Pre K Exceptional Education 3,4 and 5 years olds. Visuals and hands on activities are so valuable to us! It makes a great game to do with the children in large group and then allow them to work on it independently as a folder game! I LOVE it!!!